7 Weird Thanksgiving Dishes To Try This Season

7 Unconventional Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes For When You’re Running Late

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It's 5:30 PM, and you're rushing. The turkey is still as hard as a rock and the stuffing still tastes like styrofoam. Even worse, your relatives are all on the way, excited to see what you have prepared for them this thanksgiving even. But wait. Traffic is horrendous! You have one more hour to prepare the meal of a lifetime. Never fear! Here are seven weird Thanksgiving dishes that will make this dinner one to remember.

1. No-Bake Pumpkin Cheese Cake

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If you're looking for a more aesthetic approach to cake, this quick and easy dessert will guarantee happy smiles and filled mouths. Drizzled with some salted caramel cream and sprinkled with some graham cracker bits, the Pumpkin Cheesecake will surely capture the sweetness of this Thanksgiving meal.

Find the recipe here.

2. Cranberry Gelatin Mold

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For those rowdy kids who refuse to sit and eat, this jiggly treat serves as an ideal appetizer or dessert to freshen the palette and settle their stomachs for another round of homemade goods. Whether it be packed with nuts, fruits or juice, this will hold whatever your heart desires. Perhaps, this is yet another food to be thankful for.

Find the recipe here.

3. Mixed Chicories with Persimmons

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Looking for something lighter and less heart-throbbing? Throw up a salad in minutes using fresh greens, ripe persimmons, and a dash of chicories to create a mixture of flavors complemented by sweet and bitter. Additionally, with the plethora of "golden-brown" colored items, this will add a nice splash of color to the dining table. Not of fan of bitter salads? Just leave out the chicories!

Find the recipe here.

4. Hot Spinach Pretzel Dip

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If you're more of a savory gal or guy, throw in some mozzarella and spinach to create this comforting blanket of cream and cheese paired with pretzel stick for that extra crunch. This hot dip is reminiscent of pizza, in a way, and will serve as a non-traditional approach to match the dryness of turkey and ham.

Find the recipe here.

5. Jalapeno Topped Cornbread Muffins

Jalapeno Topped Cornbread MuffinsThe Drunken Spatula on Facebook

Spice up your carbs with a tang of spicy jalapeno to create the perfect Thanksgiving combo. With a bit of honey caramelized on a batch of warm cornbread muffins, this side dish serves the taste buds of all as the mix of spice, sweetness and crunch become irresistible. Who knows? Maybe, even Grandpa Alan will finally enjoy peppers for once.

Find the recipe here.

6. Fried Mashed Potato Balls

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Hope you've loosened you belt, because it about to get wild. These fried balls of goodness deliver a bite of savory, crunchy and creamy. They're so good that you would expect them to be from the state fair! While you can toss in some bacon for an extra burst of flavor, the kids will surely bless you if you add in some mac n' cheese for the ultimate dinner of the century. Just eat with caution if you have high blood pressure, sorry.

Find the recipe here.

7. Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Ice Cream

Sweet Potato and Pecan Ice CreamKit's Kitchen

As if you haven't had enough sugar already, finish the day off with a bowl of swirling vanilla, pecan and sweet potato concoction that will leave you satisfied. Feel free to liven it up even more with fluffed marshmallows and candied nuts to deliver that final sugar rush to keep you up all night.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Enjoy!

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8 Types Of People Fetuses Grow Into That 'Pro-Lifers' Don't Give 2.5 Shits About

It is easy to fight for the life of someone who isn't born, and then forget that you wanted them to be alive when you decide to hate their existence.


For those in support of the #AbortionBans happening all over the United States, please remember that the unborn will not always be a fetus — he or she may grow up to be just another person whose existence you don't support.

The fetus may grow up to be transgender — they may wear clothes you deem "not for them" and identify in a way you don't agree with, and their life will mean nothing to you when you call them a mentally unstable perv for trying to use the bathroom.

The fetus may grow up to be gay — they may find happiness and love in the arms of someone of the same gender, and their life will mean nothing to you when you call them "vile" and shield your children's eyes when they kiss their partner.

The fetus may grow up and go to school — to get shot by someone carrying a gun they should have never been able to acquire, and their life will mean nothing to you when your right to bear arms is on the line.

The fetus may be black — they may wear baggy pants and "look like a thug", and their life will mean nothing to you when you defend the police officer who had no reason to shoot.

The fetus may grow up to be a criminal — he might live on death row for a heinous crime, and his life will mean nothing to you when you fight for the use of lethal injection to end it.

The fetus may end up poor — living off of a minimum wage job and food stamps to survive, and their life will mean nothing to you when they ask for assistance and you call them a "freeloader" and refuse.

The fetus may end up addicted to drugs — an experimentation gone wrong that has led to a lifetime of getting high and their life will mean nothing to you when you see a report that they OD'd and you make a fuss about the availability of Narcan.

The fetus may one day need an abortion — from trauma or simply not being ready, and her life will mean nothing to you as you wave "murderer" and "God hates you" signs as she walks into the office for the procedure.

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Do not tell me that you are pro-life when all of the above people could lose their lives in any way OUTSIDE of abortion and you wouldn't give 2.5 shits.

You fight for the baby to be born, but if he or she is gay or trans, you will berate them for who they are or not support them for who they love.

You fight for the baby to be born, but if he or she is poor or addicted, you will refuse the help they desperately need or consider their death a betterment of society.

You fight for the baby to be born, but when the used-to-be-classroom-of-fetuses is shot, you care more about your access to firearms than their lives.

It is easy to pretend you care about someone before they are even born, and easy to forget their birth was something you fought for when they are anything other than what you consider an ideal person.

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The Types Of People That Watch Movies


This past weekend I saw the movie of the life time, Avengers Endgame. It was the culmination of 10 years in the making and no there will not be any spoilers in this piece of writing. I however noticed the same trends that occurred each time I went to the movies. The I saw the same people, however they were just in different bodily forms. When my eyes were not glued to the screen out of sheer anxiety and thrill, I managed to catch a quick glance at the type of people that plague our good theaters.

To start off, there are always those people that are good people and don't disturb the movie experiences of others. These are the quiet people, the ones who keep their eyes on the movie and focus on nothing else. These are the people we should all aspire to be, with their bloodshot eyes from not blinking as to not miss a single moment of the movie. While I am not always the Eyes Glued To The Screen movie watcher, I can say with assurance that I am a somewhat follower of this rule. I think everyone should learn from these people.

Next comes the traditional On My Phone Like A Idiot in the movie movie watcher. This is by far the most annoying of all the people that come to a movie. Like I came to be entertained and I paid good money for this, I didn't pay 14 dollars and 31 cents to hear some girl gossip on her phone to her friend about how her boyfriend didn't bring her flowers or some middle aged man attempt to close a business deal while his kids were watching the movie. Either leave your business at home or for the courtesy of others, at least leave it outside the theater. No one brings me more anger than these people just because they don't know any common courtesy or manners.

If your at the movie, you might get hungry or thirsty so its normal for people to bring in some food, most typically being popcorn. This is fine and all but don't chew so loudly that it sounds like Jurassic Park to the person next to you. Or don't sip up your drink in such a way that it makes the people around you wonder how your mother raised you. I call this person, the Slurper. Just, be chill and watch the movie. At least your not like the On My Phone Like An Idiot where you're an inconvenience to the whole theater.

Movies are a great way to get distracted from the horrors that are our personal lives. They are solace for some people, giving us a place to escape from reality. So please, don't disturb the kind movie goers who just need a break from that relentless school, job, or even family. Just give them their peace. So sit down, turn off your cellphone, and enjoy the movie.

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